sunday’s antique mall

Will and I decided to do something a little different Sunday afternoon, so we headed north to the Austin Antique Mall.

You never know what you’re going to find.

How about a handknit clock?

I wished these boots were my size.

Will is in his happy place studying prints and history books.

And here were some vintage sewing machines crowded under a bookcase.  They intrigue me, but not enough to risk buying one.  I don’t have the room–or the repair skills–to start collecting them.

We left empty-handed, having found nothing that called to us to take it home.  But we had a good time looking.

I am still learning how to use the new cell phone.  Somehow I end up taking videos instead of photographs, so I apologize for the size of the previous pictures.

What am I doing wrong?  I don’t know.  But it keeps happening.

Will and I have a problem deciding where to go and what to do when we’re left to ourselves to figure it out.  It took a while to decide to get sandwiches from Thundercloud Subs and take them back to the condo.  We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening talking about writing and scripts, eating leftovers and watching a new series on PBS, The Sacred Wonders of  Britain.

We were riveted.  Seriously.  It was so good!  One of the segments featured Lindisfarne, a Holy Island near the castle in Northumberland where Will spent a summer volunteering at an archaeological dig.

We taped one of them to watch tonight.  We think it features some sites on Orkney, which we visited together that same year.

Today is Will’s day off, so we are having a quiet day in front of our computers.  Later on we’ll hit the grocery store again, then probably go out for an early dinner.  He has to be at work at 4 AM, so bedtime comes early on Monday nights.

It is sunny and warm here in Austin, which is lovely.  There will definitely be time for a walk in a little while.

We watched the news this morning and saw the horrific footage of the shootings in Las Vegas.  Where does this kind of evil come from?

My prayers go out to everyone involved.


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